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Alabama School Fights Vaping in Unusual Way

Bathroom stall doors are no more
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 9, 2019 9:40 AM CDT
In this Aug. 28, 2019, photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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(Newser) – An Alabama high school has decided to remove some of the doors from its bathroom stalls in an effort to stop students vaping in campus bathrooms, reports the AP. Gary Horton, principal at Wilson High School, tells WAFF the removal of some of the stall doors in the boys restroom comes two weeks after a student vaping in the bathroom passed out. He says students sneak off to vape every day in the bathroom.

Parent Rachel Munsey says she didn't agree with the tactic, saying the school took away the "only private place ... they can do their business." Instead, she says the school needs "spotters in the bathroom. You need someone ... to go in there to make sure there's not any vaping going on." Parent Brandon Campbell says the school should instead use hallway monitors. Horton says the door removals may just be temporary while the school figures out another solution.

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